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A beautiful addition to any home, engineered wood is as striking and warm as solid wood floor, but with a great deal more practicality in terms of both durability and finance. The array of hardwood species and finishes means that 121 Flooring can provide you with the most breathtaking and yet suitable flooring to suit your taste and needs.
Engineered flooring comprises multiple layers of wood fused together under extremely high pressures. The result is an impressive, beautiful looking floor with higher strength and durability compared to a solid wood floor. There are three main layers: a hardwood top layer, made of solid wood that gives you the look and feel of a real solid floor; a softwood or plywood core, which helps the flooring to retain its shape and stability; and the supporting layer at the bottom, which is key in providing a strong foundation for the flooring and giving overall stability to the board.
There are many advantages of opting for engineered wood over real wood flooring. The cost is significantly lower and yet the same look and style of finish of a real wood floor can be achieved, as the top layer is a similar product to that which you would be getting on solid wood floors. Furthermore, the unique construction of the boards means they aren’t susceptible to the expansion and contraction that real wood is. There is also the option of under floor heating with engineered flooring, although it must be noted that certain strict guidelines must be followed, including installing a vapour barrier and ensuring that there are no gaps between the underlying surface and the wood.
Engineered wood will complement any interior design, and with its chic, elegant, striking look, it would be an asset to any room in your home. 121 Flooring takes the time and care to make sure it is installed properly through tried, tested and approved methods so that you can get the most out of your purchase. We will work with you to ensure that you select the best product to suit your home and your personal style, and will use our years of expertise and experience so that you can be rest assured that your floor is one that will last.